Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

1803 - 1873

A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

Take away the sword; States can be saved without it.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Richelieu. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on poetry and talent

Every great man exhibits the talent of organization or construction, whether it be in a poem, a philosophical system, a policy, or a strategy. And without method there is no organization nor construction.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on achievement, labor, men, power, purpose, talent, and words

What men want is not talent, it is purpose; in other words, not the power to achieve, but the will to labor.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on sage

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The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Night and Morning. Chap. vi.

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on action, deed, history, life, men, and secrets

Two lives that once part are like ships that divide. There are two lives to each of us, the life of our actions, and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals men's deeds and their outward characters, but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life, unpenetrated and unguessed.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: A Lament

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on failure, fate, and youth

In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As -fail !

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Richelieu. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on poverty

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Poverty has strange bedfellows.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: The Caxtons, pt iv, ch. 4.

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton

Rank is a great beautifier.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: The Lady of Lyons, 1838

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on literature and science

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

Source: Caxtonia, Hints on Mental Culture

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on illness, people, and principles

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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